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Address: 91-1001 Renton Road Ewa Beach, Ewa Beach, Oahu, HI 96706
Phone Number: (808) 681-5461
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Nice ride through west Oahu

We decided to do something different today and went on the train ride. Be aware the train only runs on the weekends Saturday's at 3pm and Sunday 1 and 3pm. Our guide was great she... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
tammyt80
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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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Waipahu, Hawaii
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47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our group of 15 just loved this experience! Ages ranged from 7 to 62, and all agreed it was a good time – and only 1 of us was a train buff, before we went – many were converted on the ride ;) The volunteers running the event are a lot of fun as well! The train was literally full... More 

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Raeford, North Carolina
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104 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lot more than just a train ride that everyone enjoyed. The train station is loaded with history and improving the displays all the time. The train ride was an informative ride and included narration for all of the sites on the mountain and ocean side of the train with great views. A few things to note, first... More 

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to do something different today and went on the train ride. Be aware the train only runs on the weekends Saturday's at 3pm and Sunday 1 and 3pm. Our guide was great she had so much knowledge of the entire route and we enjoyed learning all about the Hawaiian railway history. The stop for ice team at two... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Joined a group of retirees who chartered the train ride on a Thursday morning. If you fit the following category, you will love this activity: Like history Like to hear stories about an area Can sit for awhile Come into a situation with an open mind You will probably not like this activity if you Want to do something Can't... More 

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Arizona
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263 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

A few years back we wanted to take this old, narrrow guage train ride. It was in a dodgy area of Ewa Beach so we took a pass. Present day: Nice parking lot, exhibits, secure parking. Dates and times of excursions need to be updated. We made plans off the Internet and found the RR schedules had changed. That being... More 

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

I took my family for a visit to the Railway. It was a fantastic way to spend a Sunday afternoon with family. The ride takes you through Kapolei and out to Ko Olina. Beautiful views of the west side and of the ocean. The tour talks about the history of the land and of the surrounding area. We look forward... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

We headed out to the Hawaiin Railway from Waikiki, we did the sunday 3pm ride which is an ice cream ride the saturday 3pm ride is also an ice cream ride. Tickets are $12 for adults. You ride in an open train carriage and the commentary is delivered over a speaker system which in some parts was hard to hear... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

It was fun to wander around and look at the historic trains and train equipment. It's impressive that saving and restoring it has been a volunteer effort. The train trip was a fun and inexpensive way to spend a couple of hours and lot of local families obviously come here regularly. The scenery is not spectacular but you did get... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

The train trip is about 90 minutes total back and forth from a dusty town, through Ko Olina, to a view of the water. Our kids were in heaven the whole time. The "ice cream" ride stops at an ice cream shop on the way back. If you are in the front car of the train on the way to... More 

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Mount Prospect, IL
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

We were fortunate to visit when the Dillingham private car was in service. We rode in style and thoroughly enjoyed the history lesson and scenery with narrated lectures. The museum and grounds are fascinating - if you enjoy railroads. Everybody that worked there went out of their way to be pleasant and informative. NOTE - this is not a fancy,... More 

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